Lake Maggiore, Lake Varese and the other lakes

With so many lakes dotted across the Province of Varese it is no wonder the area offers unlimited ways to spend marvellous weekends on Lake Varese, Lake Lugano and the appropriately named “Costa Fiorita” (coast in bloom) on Lake Maggiore.
The breathtaking vistas of Lake Maggiore and Lake Varese have even caught the imagination of celebrated writers, such as Piero Chiara and Stendhal who wrote, "What a magnificent sight! As the sun set you could see seven lakes. Believe me, you can travel the whole of France and Germany, but you will never experience anything like that."
Visitors actually have ten expanses of water to choose from in the Province of Varese, including Lake Maggiore, Lake Varese, Lake Lugano (or Ceresio as it is also known), Lakes Ganna and Ghirla, and Lakes Monate and Comabbio.

    The Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso
    The Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso

    Clinging to a sheer rock overhanging one of the deepest parts of Lake Maggiore, the hermitage is a monastery made up of three buildings dating back to the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. It offers a wonderful blend of art and history set...

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    Lake Varese: the cycling route and footpath
    Lake Varese: the cycling route and footpath

    Lake Varese lies at the foot of Mount Campo dei Fiori and is bordered by the city of Varese and another eight towns in the province.
    Schiranna is one of Varese’s most popular lakeside destinations with visitors as it also offers the Zanzi...

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    Isolino Virginia
    Isolino Virginia

    Isolino Virginia is one of the oldest pile-dwelling settlements in the Alps and was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2011 as part of a serial property known as the “Prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps”. The tiny islet is home...

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    Lake Lugano
    Lake Lugano

    Situated on the border between southern Switzerland and northern Italy, Lake Lugano, which is also known as Lake Ceresio, is a glacial lake in the canton of Ticino and the Provinces of Varese and Como.
    One of the most beautiful subalpine...

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    Lake Monate
    Lake Monate

    As one of the cleanest lakes in Italy, Lake Monate is perfect for swimming and water sports with plenty of beaches around the small towns of Travedona-Monate and Cadrezzate. Keen fishermen are in their element on Lake Monate as the abundance of...

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    Lake Comabbio
    Lake Comabbio

    Lake Comabbio is home to a diverse range of wildlife and flora that has found the perfect habitat in which to thrive, partly thanks to the complete ban on the use of motorboats.

    The lake takes its name from the charming village of...

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    The Borromean Islands: Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Madre
    The Borromean Islands: Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Madre

    A trip around the Borromean Gulf never fails to leave visitors speechless! Isola Bella is a place of surprising splendour with flower gardens in continuous bloom and priceless architectural treasures all beautifully integrated within the island’s...

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    Cascate
    Cascate

    Tra il verde della nostra provincia si nascondono diverse cascate meravigliose. 

    Cascata di Ferrera  - Situata nel comune di Ferrera la cascata omonima è nota agli abitanti del paese anche come cascata Fermona. Circa 30 metri posti poco...

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    Ispra
    Ispra

    Ispra è un paese di lago, situato sulla sponda orientale del Maggiore, a metà strada fra Sesto Calende e Laveno, Il centro abitato principale del Comune è situato ai piedi di due rilievi rocciosi: il Monte del Prete e l'attiguo Monte dei Nassi....

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    Luino
    Luino

    Situata nell'ampio piano allo sbocco della Valtravaglia, a circa 4 km dal confine svizzero, la città di Luino è la principale della sponda lombarda del Lago Maggiore. Si presenta come una tipica, elegante cittadina di lago. E' vitale centro...

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    Laveno
    Laveno

    Laveno è la capitale turistica della sponda orientale del Lago Maggiore, nota per il suo porto turistico che, tramite il servizio di traghetti, mette la cittadina in contatto con la sponda piemontese del Lago. Sopra il paese si erge il monte...

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    Angera
    Angera

    Il borgo di Angera è uno dei più belli sulla sponda lombarda del lago Maggiore: un museo diffuso che comprende siti di interesse artistico e culturale, beni ambientali e un lungolago con dei panorami stupendi. I vicoli del centro storico, i...

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Varese, land of events

Spring Events at Villa Della Porta Bozzolo
Spring Events at Villa Della Porta Bozzolo

from march to august - Villa Della Porta Bozzolo

BOZZOLOLAB - 18th of june Discover with fun the Villa Della Porta Bozzolo: workshops for families and kids to enjoy art trhought different...

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Varese: Urban & Lake Street Food Festival
Varese: Urban & Lake Street Food Festival

From friday the 6th of april to sunday the 23rd of september - Varese and the surrounding area

Stop 1: APRIL 6 / 7 / 8  --> Piazza della Repubblica, VARESE Stop 2: JULY 20 / 21 / 22 --> ISPRA Stop 6: AUG 3 / 4 / 5 --> LUINO Stop 9:...

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InFiorita Ispra
InFiorita Ispra

From saturday the 21st to sunday the 22nd of April - Ispra

Ispra host the 4° edition of InFiorita Ispra: the flowers and plants exhibition. The event will offer more than a kilometers of botanic stands.

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    Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry
    Road to wellness
    Provincia di Varese
    Camera di commercio di Varese

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